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ABP 406 A gift of a large sum of money by an infant was after his death held valid.

ADC 305 The ‘world’ was, in terms of nature and by creation, a great good, a gift of the omnipotent and good Creator.

AMT 244 Where Wesley stressed faith as a gift of God, Locke stressed reason as a gift of God.

AND 798 A family service guaranteed to pack the school hall is a mothers' day assembly particularly if mums, including teachers, receive a gift of a small posy of spring flowers.

ARR 965 On her unlucky nights she really would benefit enormously from a gift of blood.

BPF 199 A Gift of Love

C96 1156 This was partly the result of a gift of £1 million from the Emir of Kuwait, along with a rise in the number of visitors which has generated around £.5 million.

CAC 310 This happened when a gift of clothes was left for one brownie, who cried:

CCN 1815 A gift of story-telling.

CDX 2707 ‘He never once put his hand into his box all the years that I served him,’ meaning he never gave me a gift of money, a bonus for service above and beyond the call of time.

CH2 2189 But a spokesman said last night: ‘A gift of £1 million has also been received from the Emir of Kuwait.

CHP 187 The greater part of the literature was commissioned from living authors, being either new work for the purpose (in which case they made a gift of the copyright to the Queen), or their own selection from published work.

CJF 45 Darren often arrived on their church morning with a gift of flowers.

CK5 3052 And he's blessed with a gift of a voice that swoops from arcs of strangulated screeching to the huskiest falsetto.

CRR 21 When a politician assisted a freeholder with a gift of a patronage appointment, he would almost always give it in the guise of an act of friendship, and it was the friendly relationship which was the truly significant factor.

CRR 135 The laird of Stracathro, from the urgency of his correspondence, was clearly in terror that the land in question might be granted to another, for he was not attempting to secure a gift of the land but offering to pay full market value for it.

CRR 164 Accordingly, it is evident that a gift of such significance could have been of no small value to a freeholder or councillor who would otherwise have found difficulty in endowing a relative so generously at the commencement of his career.

CS7 901 This took the form of a gift of the proceeds from the sale of a hospital farm.

EDA 652 The New Party had been funded in January 1931 by a gift of 50,000 from the motor manufacturer William Morris, later Lord Nuffield, and encouraged by defections from the Labour party, including six members of the House of Commons.

EDN 649 She must have that quality, without which no woman could meet his exacting standard, a gift of caring and nurturing, a loving, maternal sweetness.

EEW 2016 But I would consider it a great honour and privilege if you would allow me to help you overcome this disadvantage by making you a gift of whatever you may need.’

EW9 1138 A gift of £250 from Sir Alan's will went towards the making of tennis courts, and in due course a Trust Fund was established, of which the School has been a great beneficiary over the years.

EX7 157 I had failed a test of faith; faith was a gift of God, yet a gift you must have to live.

F9U 709 Minton's largesse was attractive: Bernard still recollects how, at a time when he was earning £2 10s a week, in a timber yard off Greek Street, Minton astonished him with a gift of £10, in effect a month's wages.

FA2 245 In Sare itself apparently, on Sundays in October, a special mass is said in the church at 3 a.m. for those who are going out shooting, and the celebrant is later repaid for his early rising by a gift of live palombes .

FD2 84 The dispositive contents of the will include:(i) pecuniary legacies of £1,000 each to the two executors, and of £2,000 to a Mr. Clarke, the deceased's stockbroker;(ii) provision for 150B, High Street and its contents to be retained to provide a residence during their respective lifetimes of two ladies, Mrs. Donelly and Mrs. Willett;(iii) a settled legacy of £10,000 to provide for the maintenance of 150B, High Street during the residence there of the two ladies;(iv) a settled legacy of £2,000 for a specified animal charity; and (v) a gift of residue in equal shares to two specified charities.

FNX 1315 On the allotted day, he and Joan arrived at the office for a ten-o'clock wedding, carrying with them a gift of two enormous chairs of the type popular with minor African potentates.

FX6 584 I'm telling you all this, and perhaps you don't have to erm pay for any of these treatments we do gift vouchers, so if you've got anybody who wants to buy you a gift of any sort, you could always say well, I fancy erm an eyebrow trim, or I fancy a pedicure perhaps they would like to buy you a gift voucher and then you can come in and it could be a present for you.

G1Y 340 If Johnson did speak as he wrote — economically, pithily and with a gift of great accuracy — Boswell's Aberdeen observation means that he also sounded beautifully.

G1Y 927 Neither Boswell nor Johnson states Miss McQueen's precise age, but she seems to have passed sufficiently beyond pubescent embarrassment to converse relaxedly with the great Englishman, and Johnson made her a gift of a book, an act of generosity which later caused not a little controversy.

G3A 1311 When it comes to faith, we are left in no doubt that this is a gift of God brought about by the Holy Spirit.

H09 479 As earlier stated a vineyard was always associated with the Palace, in the year 1325, Edward II who when travelling through Kent, was resting at Bokinfold, was sent a gift of wine from the Bishop's vineyard at Halling.

H7P 686 and she willingly made a gift of it to her mother in sincere, if perhaps slightly exasperated affection.

H81 1315 For instance, in Sibree v. Tripp, Parke B. says, ‘It is clear if the claim be a liquidated and ascertained sum, payment of part cannot be satisfaction of the whole, although it may, under certain circumstances, be evidence of a gift of the remainder.’

H84 601 ‘I do not know why I even trust you, but I have no men trained to use their hearts in the way you are able to as a gift of Ptah.

HDD 359 So wisdom is a gift of the Holy Spirit and that particular thing is to er help us to judge in the way that God does.

HLJ 1106 On his return to Cambodia on April 17 Sihanouk announced that China had provided a gift of US$1,800,000 to the SNC.

HTN 1420 I made a gift of them to the lad, didn't I?

HXW 518 But both Lord Hardwicke and Lord Eldon…established extensions of it beyond a simple gift of a chattel by its delivery: the former to a gift of money secured by a bond, by delivery of the bond; the latter to a gift of money secured by a mortgage of land, by delivery of the mortgage deed.

HXX 1397 A crown now on the head of a Madonna in Essen may be that of the child Otto III, while another on the head of a crucifix in Vercelli has been thought a gift of his.

J2B 58 Mrs Sayce marked her retirement this summer by a gift of money for books in Linguistics, Comparative Literature and Modern Languages.

J6S 576 In particular, a gift of his shares (to a family trust for instance ) is treated as a recovery of capital for these purposes.

J6S 677 Assuming the trustees use the loan to acquire Newco shares which they then distribute to employees (relying on the Revenue's press release of 5 December 1990 to ensure the trust does not suffer a capital gains tax charge), they will not be able to repay the borrowings, in which case Newco might as well have made a gift of the necessary funds to the trustees at the outset.

K1V 1782 The maharajah offered to make a gift of a well to the village of Stoke Row.

K1Y 2461 And there's a letter which enclosed a gift of 6 salmon flies.

K4W 9358 Young patients at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital will benefit from a gift of £1,120 from 49 probationary Durham police constables who raised the cash with a sponsored swim.

K51 591 He said a gift of modern and useful equipment from a computer to a minibus, sports kit to industrial machinery, was an investment for business.

K95 1784 ‘I had a gift of some wine.’

K97 958 Pony a gift of love for sick children

K97 2010 Mrs Heaton was then presented with a floral arrangement and a gift of a framed print by local artist Jenny Holland.